hopscotch (9517) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 This beer was my first small beer. It was my first "drain-pour" in quite sometime.
Horrible, thin and bitter from start to finish. Maybe my bottle was off. I don’t even want to give it another chance. Bought it at Sam’s in Chicago, IL. Horrible!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a clear light amber body topped by a thick rocky sustaining head with good lace. Slightly sweet and lemony hop aroma with a piney background. Slightly sweet yet very bitter hop flavor with a touch of lemon and piney notes. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow in color, aroma was very boring and unoffensive. Taste was super clean, lightly sweetened malts....not a lot there. Tons of flavor for such a low ABV.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lasting head, amber color. Plain, malty, a bit more effervescent than I expected. So this is that "mild ale" thing. I'll give it this, at 2.3% it was way better than budcoorsmiller lite.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 (22 oz bottle) light pale orange. Small off white head. Mild malt/hops aroma. Pale malt with distinct herbal/grassy hops finish. A really solid session beer or summertime out in the sun beer.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium orange gold color. Head is smallish. Aroma is malty and slightly skunky. A light bodied beer. Very light and watery tasting. There is something not quite right with this beer, not sure quite what it is, but it ain’t right. Malts are way to mild. Hops are way to astringent. And it only 2.3 % alcohol as well. Not a very good effort from Anchor. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is harsh. Aftertaste is bitter. DRAIN POUR TIME!!
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unusuall style, I've often heard about this beer but never tried untill I was at the brewery. Its the perfect summer beer. Extremely light malt, subtle hops, very low alcohol content...
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
- orangey, golden color, small foam head with a steady stream of bubbles, light aroma, hoppy with a light fruity sweetness; flavor is highly, highly bitter, yet not a tasty bitter – overbearing, malt is also very plain and thin – a poor showing from a great brewery
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 I didn't realize that this beer was so low in ABV, I might not have bought it had I known. But, I bought it, so here I am. Aroma similar to that of Steam. Creamy, slightly off-white head. Fairly light in color, as expected. Fair amount of carbonation. Kind of a fuzzy mouth feel. Not one of Anchor's best brews.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As this beer is made from the reused, second mashing of their Old Foghorn beer, it comes out a tad weak. There's obviously a reason why the mash generally isn't reused, and the taste of this beer makes that clear. Anchor gives you a real big bottle of "small beer" as if to make up for it's unpleasant taste. It's sort of like a watered down Anchor Steam.